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The current and new thresholds (other than for central government and utilities) are:
|Current threshold||New threshold from 1 January 2020|
|'Light-touch regime' services*||£615,278||£663,540|
|Small lots** for works||£820,370||£884,720|
|Small lots** for services and supplies||£65,630||£70,778|
These will apply to all contracts let and procurements that begin after 1 January 2020.
* The Light Touch Regime applies to “social and other specific services” including health, education, catering, postal services and legal services.
** Where a contracting authority has a ‘single requirement’ for works, services or supplies, up to 20% of that requirement may be let as a separate contract, or as a number of contracts as long as each contract has a value less than the applicable small lots threshold.
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